Wild Bergamot (Horsemint)

Photo of wild bergamot or horsemint plant in prairie

One way to distinguish wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) from the closely related Bradbury beebalm (M. bradburiana) is to look at growth habit. Wild bergamot’s stems branch off into different flower stalks, while Bradbury beebalm’s stems don’t branch.

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